Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Talks About ‘Never Have I Ever’

Never Have I Ever has been a highlight of 2020 for us. There haven’t been many of them for me – cause 2020 has straight up sucked.

But Never Have I Ever was a show that we all needed, in my humble opinion. It’s a show that confronted racial stereotypes and the star, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, spoke about that with Deadline.

“I think it’s great that we have a story like Never Have I Ever but it’s depressing that this is happening in 2020, and even though we can applaud breaking stereotypes, but we can’t forget that we still have so much work to do,” she told Deadline. “Devi is only one story. Hopefully as much as this show inspires other minorities around the world, it will also inspire directors, producers, creators, writers to start bringing that natural inclusion into their shows.”

The actress, who plays Devi Vishwakumar, a 15-year old from Sherman Oaks, CA, in the series also talked about the audition process.

“The audition process was definitely unique, it was a journey in itself, it could be its own movie,” she said. “When I got the ask to L.A. and do a screen test, I had to tell my parents ‘Hey, I just sent this random guy in LA videos of me acting and now they want to take me to L.A. so can I do that?’ After convincing them that this was a very real, legit thing and I’m not being scammed, they were all on board and they were super supportive.”

Have you watched Never Have I Ever? What are your thoughts?

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